a vitally important recap of all the dumb tweets sent during the Harbaugh coaching search
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|6 hours 31 min ago||I Chuckled...||
I admit that I chuckled a bit at Goldy getting the Morty (of "Meatballs" fame) treatment here...
|9 hours 42 min ago||I Am Curious...||
I am curious about this - were you going to compare the results to those of established algorithms like Massey Ratings to see how far fan estimates would fall from those? I ask because it would be interesting to see any results you get from this put up against some of the more accepted ways of generating probability estimates for these games.
|9 hours 56 min ago||Duplicate Thread...||
Depth Chart On Twitter
Although this one a smidge better visually, we will run with the now well-entrenched depth chart thread, now released for public consumption.
|10 hours 5 min ago||Put That Way...||
You know, put that way, it definitely gives me a whole new appreciation for "Mentos: The Freshmaker". Fresh indeed, but if you want anything to smell good, I suppose...
Actually, this might be a marketable idea in other segments of the economy too.
|10 hours 18 min ago||"Official"...||
Let's just remember that the "official depth chart" might not be the "official depth chart" per se. Often in the past, there's been the one for media consumption and then there's what actually transpires. In the case of Harbaugh, I have to think that there will definitely be times where - if there is a released chart - we still get surprised by the time we see the formation for the first snap.
|12 hours 39 min ago||Idea For This...||
"When I said 'When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts', I admittedly was not thinking about people like Dave Brandon who are in fact nuts." - Larry Ellison
You could have a lot of fun with this concept actually, even incorporating actual quotes and CEOs struggling to understand Brandon.
|12 hours 51 min ago||That Moment...||
It could very well have been one of those awkward moments in life when you discover why certain species eat certain things as an emetic.
In all seriousness, the buzz on Twitter is that he is fine and will be at practice later on today, so it doesn't sound serious, so definitely some good news there.
|14 hours 30 min ago||Indeed...||
If the KhakiCam provides at that level, then we might very well be halfway through the season before Ace even finishes making GIFs of reactions from the first game. We might see something like "Friday Recruitin' Is Looking For New Video Capture Software" or something along those lines by the time October rolls around.
|16 hours 46 min ago||Agreed...||
Even though only about 7% of the book has been released in exceprt form, I've had this thought myself - if Bacon simply made copies of the raw notes, put them into something resembling chapters and then bound and printed that, I am sure nearly everyone here would still read it simply becasue the story about how we went from last October to now essentially has been as fascinating as it has been thrilling and the season is still three days off.
|18 hours 13 min ago||I Can See That...||
It's clear to me that the intangibles of Harbaugh really are hard to fit into these projections because we have such limited information on what precisely the effect has been in practices, but I think this is probably a huge part of it, what you said. I think back to that story that came out in the spring where he was shouting "This is where you quit!" at various points in the practice, seemingly indicating that he'd watched the film from last year and was trying to light that fire which will indeed help a team to not lose games they should on paper win.
|20 hours 48 min ago||Same Here...||
I am in the same boat - my copy of "Endzone" will be here tomorrow and I am quite eager to read it, although thanks to my wife the book will arriving in conjunction with about $30 of canned cat food. I am hopeful that no one along the way will confuse the two, but then the cats would probably eat either with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
|20 hours 56 min ago||Interesting...||
This could have been so much better if the user had actually made it seem to meld into the actual article rather than tack it onto the end of a paragraph, and after it already establishes certain facts about Harbaugh's past and present. Still, we can dream that such a scenario unfolds, eh? Texas State with Urban's "power spread" looks, if you will, could become quite the program.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Have Fun...||
There are a couple people at my office who will actually be leaving Wednesday afternoon for Salt Lake City and cheering on the Wolverines. I am rather jealous actually. Hopefully, we show well at Rice-Eccles. I think we've even got a few people on this board for whom this is almost a nice walk down the street, which I take as proof of what a force the Michigan fanbase is.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 12 hours ago||Interesting Read...||
"I think Harbaugh is a type of coach that will bring you at least six or seven wins," former Michigan receiver Desmond Howard said during College GameDay's football preview show. "He's the type of coach that is very demanding, he's a great evaluator of talent and he does a tremendous job of developing his players."
I do like Desmond's idea on the floor here - I think you actually are talking about more rare company than some might realize when you estimate that this is the worst someone could do in their first season, although the transformation here is as much cultural as it is schematice or personnel-driven. Given that no games have been played yet, and his prediction last year, I get why he said this, I think, but perhaps his estimate as well as those of others take a positive turn if Thursday goes well.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Not This Time...||
Although it is easy enough for the embed to be placed here, we can run with both this time around. As we roll into the season, if we run into this situation again, I will probably combine the two (or we can simply run with the embed if it available in a timely fashion) as we technically shouldn't have two threads for the same topic - there was just a delay in the embed being available plus a question as to whether it could in fact be done. We now know.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Give It Time...||
I think we have to give it time - Utah is fairly new to the world of football trolling and needs to at least get some of their experimental work out there before they begin to settle on working strategies. An Alex Smith head kind of has a "Wow, that's some souvenir" (obvious sarcasm is obvious, of course) feel to it, but eventually they will get this right.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Was At This One...||
.....and I believe we're in for the TD, yes.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
So there is context, here's the embed - it was a joke essentially, of course, one that most of us have probably thought to ourselves. Of course, it is true that the relative lack of stability really has only served to undermine the progress of, well, a lot of people.
|2 days 5 hours ago||A Brief Note...||
If there are replies which now have no context or seem out of whack in terms of the posts to which they are ostensibly responding, it is because someone was caved for essentially failing to live in the 21st century, not to mention failing to present the face of a useful human being. The problem has since been resolved.
The posts might still show on mobile - quirk of the site / interface sadly. The account has been caved.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Chance Find...||
Yeah, Friday and Saturday drinking threads are quasi-traditional during the season. Actually, the last few seasons, they've been a rather needed coping mechanism in the fall. All the same, the neighborhood purveyor of alcoholic goodness got his hands on some Taylor's port wine, which I am now enjoying as I watch the Seattle-San Diego game move towards halftime.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Like Just Now...||
That TD rush just now was nice. I mean, 6'6'' and 230 and you get a QB with some veteran RB moves? I think Wentz plays on Sunday based on the few NDSU games that I've seen. Maybe that's not a big enough sample, but I think the NFL scouts wouldn't mind that for their respective teams one bit.
|2 days 15 hours ago||MLive Piece...||
There's a short piece on MLive here - LINK
I don't know that we ever really got information on what was repaired, but I certainly didn't know the extent until I saw this:
Albrecht's first procedure came on April 8. Performed at U-M Hospital, two-hour surgery included three incisions, shaving down a portion of the ball-and-socket hip joint and repairing a torn labrum. For good measure, a fracture in the hip was also discovered. After the surgery, Albrecht said the fracture was the result of "basically me trying to self-repair -- just from all the pounding, it basically broke itself."
Hopefully, we get to see him before long - I assume there is a bit of a road ahead to get him back to court-ready though.
|2 days 18 hours ago||I Could Be Wrong...||
I am going to guess that 13 refers to the number of Big Ten Championships during the same period, since the previous two figures refer to Bo's time at Michigan.
Also, in keeping with the theme of the replies thus far:
|2 days 19 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, no Michigan player who has worn #5 has been an All-American to date, at least insofar as I recall. Perhaps there is a #5 on the team right now that can eventually be the first, eh? We shall see as his career here begins in earnest this season.
Sorry, that was a random observation that just struck my caffeine-deprived mind.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Noon Games...||
I don't have a terribly strong preference for a game time addmittedly - I'll adjust somehow to whatever life throws at me football-wise, but if we are playing at noon, my sole request is some sort of respectable coffee concession because I am not a morning person and inherently morning tailgating is a physically taxing thing for me. Bearclaw was at the Spring Game and had something with actual espresso in it - that would be nice for a noon kickoff if you're otherwise good for not much before noon anyway.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Already Posted...||
Illinois fires Tim Beckman
Already on the front page. We don't miss much in the way of Big Ten news around here, although it probably felt awesome for Illinois to fire Beckman one more time for good measure.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Watching Now...||
I liked how we backed up the unnecessary roughness call with a pass interference call. I try not to take too much out of the preseason, but I would hope the Lions passing defense gets some extensive discussion after this game. Lots of "Yeesh" moments unfortunately so far in this one. Run defense is looking pretty good though - we're not making this goal line stand easy and there have been some other flashes
|3 days 8 hours ago||Over At Niners Nation...||
Even Niners Nation isn't really putting a lot of stock in this:
As for Davis's comments, it is hard for me to take this too seriously. Prior to his current NFL Network gig, he served as the 49ers radio color analyst. He is part of the NFL apparatus, and I am inclined to think he might be more likely to defend the 49ers in this case.
There's also some rumbling that Harbaugh may have wanted to institute a code of conduct but was rebuffed by 49ers management. Not sure how true that might be, but the implications made by Davis definitely ring hollow. The 49ers fascination with making Harbaugh the go-to answer for their numerous issues is incredible....and sad.
|3 days 8 hours ago||I've Seen It....||
I've never had this happen in either Chrome or Firefox on the laptop, but I've been taken to the iTunes store (and other places - not porn, not yet anyway) when reading the blog on my iPad.
As for some items mentioned upthread - clearing the cache (which I sometimes forget to do) managed to mysteriously fix the search function, although it is still occasionally buggy. If it gives 404 errors even after some memory clearance, then I am not sure what it might be. The paging buttons seem to work during lower traffic moments (early morning, later evening on a non-event night), but otherwise you basically have to open a new tab to see the next page.